Staying Cool is Easy!
The news is full of people frying eggs on driveways, and the Huffington Post reports that over 1,000 new records have been set in just the last 7 days – and it’s only June!
But using air conditioning for staying cool can be
- Very expensive
- Bad for the environment
There are many ways of staying cool without resorting to air conditioning. Many of us just use air conditioning without thinking, but there are much better alternatives (including, I suspect, playing with children in water like the photo above!
Use natural breezeways
This works really well if you’re out of the house all day. But I use it even on the days I work from home as a great way of staying cool. Take advantage of the sun’s natural cycles and make sure it doesn’t get in during the day, then get the breeze going in the evening. It takes only a small amount of setup time, and then you can save a fortune by not needing air conditioning (or needing much less). Using natural air flow (click on the blue link to read the article) tells you exactly how to set this up to your advantage (and there’s a great tip involving frozen water, but it might not be the use you’re expecting!).
Reduce the Heat Inside
Here are my Top Ten tips for easy, fun methods of staying cool by keeping the heat outside not inside your home. You’d be surprised at what a difference they make.
Save Money with Air Conditioning
If you do use air conditioning, here’s some expert advice from a trusted air conditioning service company on how best to run it efficiently in order to reduce costs, reduce the health risks and reduce its environmental impact.
Keep Yourself Cool
And finally, here are some tips on staying cool yourself – these tips cost absolutely nothing and could save you a lot of money!
Staying Cool – without using as much air conditioning – is easier than you think!